Mississippi Half Step, Little Red Rooster, Friend Of The Devil, Memphis Blues, Foolish Heart, Victim Or The Crime, Don't Ease Me In Jack Straw-> Bertha, Truckin'-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Space-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
March 9, 2007 Subject:
I was there
I won't tell the long story of how I made it to this show. I hadn't seen the Dead since 1974 (the Keith and Donna Jean years are still mjy favorite era) and was happy to acquire a ticket that was threatening to go unused.
Anyway, this is not a stellar show but it was awfully fun to be there. The drums and space is where the band really shined this particular sunny Sunday afternoon. If you listen to nothing else from this show give those a hear.
It's a shame that Jerry's voice was never the same after his 1986 near death experience. And I've never been a big Brent fan. but there are a while lot of things I've done that I'd trade to relive this afternoon 9and the night before camping out in the parking lot).
The review titled, "Lackluster," gives one a sense of what the show holds for the listener. In addition, Mydland's voice was not doing well. Jerome's voice quality is not too different from New Years Eve 1987, but still is not great. There are a couple interesting, unique surprises to the show. I downloaded it, but am deleting it now. If you are a Rhythm Devils kick drum junkie, however, you are in for a treat.
July 15, 2004 Subject:
I'd actually forgotten I was at this show, and on downloading it I remembered why. It's not *terrible*, and there are some high points, notably "Terrapin Station", but the playing is loose to the point of sloppy, and Bob's voice was having a really bad day---and unfortunately the recording is quite vocal-heavy, too much so to just ignore the problems. On the whole, just one of those days when the spark never showed up.